Transitional Care

The Prisma Health Upstate Med-Peds program is dedicated to providing our residents with the knowledge, skills and experience to help young adults transition to the adult health care setting. Med-Peds physicians have an important role to play in facilitating timely, effective transitions from pediatric to adult health care settings.

In 2015, Prisma Health (then GHS) sponsored a Transitional Care Conference that was attended by students and physicians from across the country. Our Med-Peds residents receive training in transitional care through clinical experiences, workshops and didactics throughout the four years of training.

We are currently implementing transitional care policies and protocols from the National Alliance to Promote Adolescent Health ( throughout our hospital system to promote the safe, timely and effective transition and transfer of care from pediatric to adult settings. There are ample opportunities for resident involvement in quality improvement projects involving transitional care in our system.






Below is the agenda and materials from our 2015 Transitional Care Conference:

8:15-9:15 a.m.

Keynote Lecture: Implementation and Evaluation of Transition Quality Improvements in Pediatric and Adult Health Care Settings Using the New Six Core Elements of Health Care Transition. Peggy McManus, The National Alliance to Advance Adolescent Health/Got Transition, Washington, DC.


9:15-10:15 a.m.

Plenary Session 1: This Week at the Children’s Museum: How to Build an Adult Congenital Heart Center. Dr. Manisha Patel, Director Adult Congenital Heart Disease Clinic, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC.


10:30-11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 2: Transition to Adult Care among Adolescents with Perinatally-acquired HIV: Perspectives of Adolescents, Guardians, and ProvidersDr. Cynthia Fair, Professor of Human Services, Elon University, Elon, NC.


11:30-12:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 3: The Medical Home. Dr. Sean Bryan, Chair Family Medicine, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC.


12:30-1:45 p.m.
Lunch – Transitional Care Poster Sessions

1:45-2:45 p.m.

Plenary Session 4: Sickling Smoothly through Life: Insights from Sickle Cell TransitionDr. Nirmish Shah, Director Sickle Cell Transition Program, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.


2:45-3:45 p.m.

Plenary Session 5: Providing Care to Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes MellitusDr. Bryce Nelson, Pediatric Endocrinology, Greenville Health System, Greenville, SC.


3:45-4:45 p.m.

4:45-5:45 pm
Roundtable Discussion

Saturday, May 16






8:30-9:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 1: Transition Care: Future Directions in Professional Education and Curriculum Development. Dr. Kitty O’Hare, Director of Transition Medicine for Primary Care, Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA


9:30-10:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 2: Practical Methods of Transition and Transition Initiatives in Private Practice. Dr. Stefanie Putnam, Heritage Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, Greenville, SC.


10:30-11:30 a.m.

Plenary Session 3: Healthcare Transitions for Adolescents and Young Adults with Developmental DisabilitiesDr. Tom Webb, Novant Health, Thomasville, NC.


11:30-12:30 p.m.
Lunch – Meet your Pediatric and Adult Counterparts

12:30-1:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 4: Cerebral Palsy – One Size Does Not Fit AllDr. Mary Brake Turner, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC.


1:30-2:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 5: The Medical Legal Partnership Greenville Health System. Kirby Mitchell, SC Legal Services, Greenville, SC


2:30-3:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 6: Legal Issues Related to the Acre of Transition Age Patients.Mr. Chuck Crews, Crews Law Offices, Greenville, SC.


3:30-4:00 p.m.
Plenary Session 7: Update on Electronic Medical Records and Mobile Platforms in Transitional Healthcare. Dr. Jill Sullivan, Internal Medicine-Pediatric Residency Program, Greenville, SC.

4:00 p.m.
Closing Remarks and Adjourn